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Professional development for domestic violence and disability workers

Safe access to technology is crucial for all women – it helps them stay connected to family and friends, engage with the world and find information and support.

The eSafety Women team delivers a range of free webinars as professional development for frontline, specialist and support staff in the domestic violence and disability sector across Australia. You can participate in a session as an individual frontline worker or host a private session for your organisation or network.

Choose from the topics below.

Technology-facilitated abuse in domestic and family violence situations

This 1 hour webinar is designed to:

  • raise awareness of how abuse can be facilitated through digital technology
  • build knowledge and skills to better support clients experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, domestic and family violence
  • help services improve online safety policy development and risk assessment.

Who should join this webinar?

This specialist training will benefit all workers who directly support women and children impacted by abusive relationships, including:

  • domestic and family violence specialist services and support workers
  • legal or justice response services including law enforcement, legal and court staff, mediators and advocacy agencies
  • crisis response services including welfare and emergency housing services
  • healthcare services including hospital social workers, nurses, allied health services and disability workers
  • therapeutic services including counsellors, group therapists, complementary therapists
  • youth support services including youth workers, local councils and community engagement services
  • settlement services including migrant resource engagement workers and bilingual workers
  • educators and students in relevant fields.

What will the webinar cover?

1. The role of eSafety

2. How technology is used as a tool for abuse against women:

  • online harassment, stalking and intimidation
  • trends in surveillance and tracking devices
  • hacking and impersonation
  • online threats or 'punishment' including intimate image-based abuse.

3. Strategies to identify and address risks:

  • red flags with devices and platforms, digital footprint, online accounts
  • emerging technology.

4. Resources to help you empower women to improve their online safety

 

Supporting women with intellectual or cognitive disability understanding technology-facilitated abuse

This 90 minute webinar is available for specialised workers supporting women with an intellectual or cognitive disability. Content is tailored to:

  • better understand abusive relationships
  • identify abuse through technology
  • build knowledge about how to seek support. 

Who should join this webinar?

This webinar will benefit those who:

  • work directly with women with intellectual or cognitive disability
  • support NDIS case plan development or implementation
  • provide advocacy in policy or practice to better improve outcomes.

What will the webinar cover?

1. The role of eSafety

2. Domestic and family violence (including carer violence) against women with an intellectual or cognitive disability

3. How technology is used as a tool for abuse against women:

  • harassment, stalking and intimidation
  • surveillance and tracking devices
  • hacking and impersonation 
  • online threats or 'punishment' including intimate image-based abuse. 

4. Types of technology-facilitated abuse that target a disability

5. Strategies to identify and address risks:

  • red flags with devices and platforms
  • online accounts. 

6. Resources to help you empower women to improve their online safety

 

How to register for a webinar

There are two options available.

Host a private webinar for your organisation

Private webinar sessions are available for your organisation or network. You can nominate your preferred day and time. We will then get in contact with you to confirm the details.

Register interest
 

Participate in a scheduled webinar

Open webinars for individual frontline workers and disability carers are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you would like to join one, please register by selecting your preferred session.

Technology facilitated abuse in domestic and family violence situations

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Supporting women with intellectual or cognitive disability understanding technology-facilitated abuse

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Online learning modules for frontline workers

This free in-depth training complements and extends our existing webinar-based training. It aims to provide domestic and family violence frontline workers with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to help clients protect and empower themselves and their families online.

The content of the training modules is tailored for specific sectors. It can be completed in your own time, and at your own pace.

The modules cover important topics such as:

  • What is technology-facilitated abuse?
  • How technology can be misused
  • Safe and secure technology
  • Safe social networking
  • Image-based abuse
  • What is the law?
  • Collecting evidence
  • eSafety planning

Find out more at Online training for frontline workers or for more information please contact us.